Kancoona house

Kancoona House

The Kancoona house is a stone dwelling in Victoria’s north east that has a standalone energy system using solar, micro hydro and LPG gas backup systems. Owners Brendan O’Leary and Catherine Upcher Location Kancoona South Country Australia Type New dwelling, owner built House size Medium – 22 squares Summary of house features Micro hydro system The micro… Continue reading Kancoona house


St Kilda Ecohouse

North side with solar panels

The St Kilda Ecohouse was a project of the Port Phillip EcoCentre. The goals were to transform the house and garden on the corner of the St Kilda Botanical Gardens into a model sustainable building to provide education and inspiration to the wider community, acting as a seed for further change. NOTE: The Ecohouse is now closed,… Continue reading St Kilda Ecohouse


Paso Robles house

Paso Robles house solar panels. Credit: Mike Brown

Owners Michael Brown Location Paso Robles, California Country United States Type Sustainable renovation project Owner Web Site www.mike-land.com Owner contact Mike Brown mwbrown42 @ gmail.com Summary of house features Updates We bought this 1670 sq ft, single-story house in June 2007 in Paso Robles California, in the heart of the Central Coast wine region. One… Continue reading Paso Robles house


Goongerah house

Goongerah House with solar array

The Goongerah house is built from natural materials and has a solar array and waterwheel for power operating off the grid. Owner Jill Redwood Location Ellery Creek, Goongerah, Victoria Country Australia Type New construction House size Small cottage Summary of house features Details The water wheel delivers water into the concrete header tank on the hill that… Continue reading Goongerah house


Surrey Hills House

Surrey Hills House rear view

Owners Peter Campbell and Lena Sanci Location Surrey Hills, Melbourne Country Australia Type Sustainable renovation House size Medium, 21 squares Land size 509.6 meters squared Design Sunpower Design Summary of house features Our goals In 2001, my partner Lena and I were faced with the prospect of living in a dark and dingy 1930’s duplex… Continue reading Surrey Hills House